As the Project Accountant at UIC, I monitor the progress of projects, investigate variances, manage expenses, and track project payments. I work directedly with vendors on ensuring all invoices are paid in a timely manner. Balancing numbers and reconciling credit cards are like playing an addictive video game that I can’t wait to say, I won! My journey in the accounting field started over 10 years ago while attending the University of Missouri-St. Louis with my first Auditing Internship at Barnes Jewish Hospital. Over the years I’ve held titles such as Finance Analyst, Office Manager, and Profit Manager to name a few. My free time is spent volunteering for a nonprofit called Education Equal Opportunity Group located in Nashville, Tennessee and being a sports mom for my two beautiful daughters. A weekend isn’t completed if I’m not planning some type of event like a family reunion or a community festival. I also seem to find time to travel, explore museums, go horseback riding, and just appreciate the wonderful culture of St. Louis with my life time childhood friends…. Go Cards!